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Deep Rock Galactic

Platform(s): PC, Xbox One
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Coffee Stain Publishing
Developer: Ghost Ship Games
Release Date: 2018

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'Deep Rock Galactic' (ALL) Gets Xbox One/PC Early Access Release Date - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 14, 2018 @ 2:09 a.m. PST

Deep Rock Galactic is a procedurally generated first person co-op shooter for up to 4 players.

As a team of veteran dwarven space miners, you must go on missions for your corporate overlords and venture into the deepest, most dangerous cave systems of the most hostile planet ever discovered.

Experience teamwork as you’ve never experienced it in a co-op game before. Complete missions and gather ever more riches. Expand your roster of class-based skills, unlock new gear and weapons, and take on the worst monsters the galaxy has to offer.

Deep Rock Galactic enforcers Coffee Stain Publishing and Ghost Ship Games are calling on all dwarves across the globe to join the Deep Rock initiative in its widest recruitment drive yet!

Starting on February 28, 2018, any hardy dwarf with a taste for adventure and a proficiency in firearms can join their most ambitious mining operation to date when Deep Rock Galactic lands on Steam Early Access and Xbox Game Preview. 

Enlisted dwarves will be paired with up to three like-minded brethren and sent on missions to the most hostile planet ever discovered, Hoxxes IV, to mine precious gems and metals. Cooperation is essential to your success and, as an interplanetary mining conglomerate, Deep Rock Galactic depends on its employees to take care of each other.

Players take up arms as one of four classes of badass dwarven miners, each with their own invaluable set of skills and gear. The Driller, the Engineer, the Scout and the Gunner must work together to survive a relentless onslaught of ravenous aliens and escape the procedurally generated caves with their bounty intact.

“With Deep Rock Galactic, we wanted to create a true co-op experience where teamwork really matters. We're mixing the traditional co-op shooter with all the goodness of huge procedural levels, lots of exploration and mining and all the personality of fantasy dwarves – but in a sci-fi setting,” says Mikkel Martin Pedersen, Game Director/Co-Founder of Ghost Ship Games.

“Moving into Early Access and Game Preview, we're really excited to keep developing the game with the help of our awesome community. At launch, 7 unique regions of Planet Hoxxes will be ready to explore, mine and get lost in, but really this is just the beginning and Hoxxes has only just begun giving up her secrets. We have SO many more ideas and can't wait to start implementing them all,” said Søren Lundgaard, CEO/Co-Founder of Ghost Ship Games. 

Some of you might have played the Closed Alpha and/or the Open Alpha. Since then, we have worked hard to add a LOT of new content and features to the game. We call this Update 7 and you can read about the new goodies here:

--- Major new features ---

  • New Mission selection map with procedurally generated missions
  • Seven vastly different Biomes with new minerals and lots of new cave content
  • Two new mission types added ("Kill" and "Egg Hunt"), as well as various Secondary Objectives added
  • Total overhaul of the UI, HUD & Menus
  • First-Day-At-Work Tutorial Flow to help new miners get their bearings
  • Introducing Bosco, the all-purpose-drone! He will assist you any time you embark on a solo mission
  • Quick Join terminal added to player cabin (simple match making)
  • Basic Vanity Shop where you can buy new armors, hats and beards! Lots more to come here in time.
  • Memorial Hall added to Space Rig, showcases previous Closed Alpha testers and unlock statues
  • 10+ different languages supported, translated by our awesome community! (only on Steam for launch)
--- Class Balance tweaks/features ---
  • Engineer: Sentry guns can now be recalled and refilled with ammo
  • Scout: Grenade paralyses enemies
  • Gunner: Lowered ammo for zipline gun
  • Using Pickaxe in combat is now less overpowered
  • Acid Spitter Glyphid added for more ranged threats
  • Overall tweaks to weapon stats and recoil/accuracy
--- Other/misc tweaks/features ---
  • Call Drop-Pod button on Molly to end the mission (when objective is fulfilled)
  • Deposit minerals on Drop-Pod, so greedy dwarves can collect gold while escaping
  • Lots of new dwarf voice lines and new Mission Control lines
  • Lots of new music tracks to set the mood
  • Mixer Interactivity for streaming added to the Option (Gameplay) menu
  • Sound effects and particles for different materials and in general, a lot of new particle and sound effects added
  • Many performance and stability improvements
  • Nice fading between various states of the game
  • Controller setup updated and rumble fixed
  • Hints on loading screen

Key Features:

  • Up to 4 player co-op action featuring class based characters
  • Procedural cave systems, fully deformable and AI climbing on ceiling and walls
  • Next-level exploration using player controlled dynamic light and creative tools for spelunking
  • Open game development
  • Generous Promotions - Generate profit for Deep Rock Galactic and get rewarded.

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